If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered with many events around town.
Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!
LENTEN MEALS Friday night Lenten Meals @ Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School –Fish, Shrimp & Combos and Seafood Gumbo plus Crawfish Pies for $2. 5:00 – 7:00 PM – $7.00 a plate cash or check @ the Ott Center by the Gym.
MARDI GRAS MAMBO 10 K 7:30 Downtown Now in its 18th year, the Mardi Gras Mambo 10k, 15k and 1 Mile Fun Run presented by Core Power will take place in downtown Baton Rouge. The 2016 Mambo features a revised 10k and 15k course setup, outdoor post-race party and lots of great swag that the Mambo is known
RED STICK ROUX RALLY Noon Downtown Come join us for Baton Rouge’s premier Gumbeaux Cook-off. The 3rd annual Red Stick Roux Rally will be held in downtown Baton Rouge at Galvez Plaza. There will be live music all day and plenty of the best Gumbeaux Louisiana has to offer
FARMERS MARKET Main Street Market and Red Stick Farmers Market have the perfect, locally-sourced gift for your sweetheart this year. Choose from unique spice blends, olive oils, health-food items, cookbooks, and culinary gifts inside Main Street Market. This Saturday’s Farmers Market will also feature Louisiana strawberries, citrus, sweet treats, and more
BATON ROUGE ON TAP Cheers! More than one hundred craft beers from fifty breweries—that’s what’s in the glasses when Baton Rouge On Tap hooks up the kegs at the River Center this evening. Dedicated to showcasing specialty beers and the good works of craft breweries from around the globe, the event presents tastings with a particular focus on the region’s thriving craft beer culture, alongside live music, lots of vendors, and complementary local dishes to soak it all up. It all happens at the Baton Rouge River Center from 5pm–8pm. Tickets start at $45 and will be capped at 3,000 attendees. 5 pm–8 pm at 275 S. River Road. To register, visit BatonRougeOnTap.com.
STORY TIME AT BURDEN Bring the kids to the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens for storybook readings and imagination-themed activities in the garden. Readings start every thirty minutes. Ages 3–8. 9 am–11 am, with last reading beginning at 10:30 am.
OPERA – VALENTINE’S CONCERT Capital city opera company Opéra Louisiane presents soprano Chelsea Basler and baritone Alexander Elliott, singing a selection of love duets from the great operas and other classics, at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government Street, from 7:30 pm. $25–$75. operalouisiane.com.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
CAMELLIA SHOW The Baton Rouge Camellia Society will set up its forty-fifth annual show at the Rural Life Museum. All are invited to peruse the beautiful blooms on display this weekend, and home gardeners are invited to enter their own blooms, too. The show will be open to the public on Saturday from 1 pm to 5 pm, and on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. 4560 Essen Lane. Free.
VALENTINE’S DAY AT OAKS ALLEY Make a Saturday night moonlight drive down River Road to Oak Alley plantation’s restaurant, where Executive Chef Tony Reymundo will prepare a romantic candlelight dinner in celebration of St. Valentine. Expect a six-course gourmet meal with wine pairings. 6:30 pm complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar; 7 pm for reserved seating in the dining room. Reservations required. 3645 LA Highway 18. $95 per person. (800) 442-5539.